This is one of our favourite go-to activities that we’ve done several times now. The kids really enjoy the process of making the dough, cutting out shapes, and then decorating them once they’re baked hard. It’s easy to theme the activity to a current holiday, too. (What can I say – I’m an ex-teacher, I love my themes!)
Simple salt-dough recipe:
1 cup salt
2 cups flour
1 cup water
20g (1 tbs) oil
1. Mix all ingredients together and knead.
2. Roll out quite thinly and cut into shapes. If you’ll be hanging these, make sure to punch a hole with a skewer or straw before you bake.
3. Bake at 120°C (250°F) for 4-6 hours or overnight – until hard.
Once the shapes were done baking, I mixed up some Easter colours by adding a lot of white to our usual kids’ paints to create a more pastel shade. Then we got painting!
The last step was to add a loop of ribbon and hang them on our easter advent tree. The kids have been loving opening an advent egg each night and reading the message inside. Now, as the countdown continues and our eggs grow more sparse night by night, our tree will no longer be left looking forlorn and bare.